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Oct 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
shut down, but their operations have resumed. toyota and nissan plan to expand production in thailand. >>> myanmar emerged from nearly five decades of military rule last year and introduced democratic reforms. now it's becoming a magnet for international investment. china is leading the way. thailand and south korea are also major investors. japan lags behind. but japanese executives are rushing to close the gap. nhk world's satoru aoyama reports from yangon. >> reporter: he's in charge of overseas operations for an osaka-based logistics company. up to now, the company has used a local contractor to do business in myanmar. but executives think it might be time to set up shop. they sent him to size up conditions in yangon. >> translator: the country is full of energy. there is a sense of optimism. people believe tomorrow will be better than today. >> reporter: this japanese sewing factory is a client of kotaka's firm. it produces suits in myanmar that have sold in japan. the factory's output is up by 50% compared to three years ago. experts say labor costs in myanmar are about one-fift
WHUT
Nov 1, 2012 7:30am EDT
for nissan and honda could decrease by over 20%. the territorial dispute is also affecting other sectors. enjoying increasing demand in china. its sales had grown about 15% in the first half of the fiscal year. but now the company expects growth in the second half to slow to around 5%. >> translator: consumer preference for japanese products is uncertain, and we need to keep watching the trend and demand. but we will continue to develop our business in china as a key market. >> reporter: sales of cannon products like digital cameras have been strong in china. the proportion of its global sales from china almost doubled during the last decade or so. the maker forecasts the net profit could fall nearly 6% from last year. the firm predicts its first declines in both sales and profit in three years. specialists say that even if the chinese economy starts recoverying, japanese firms may not be able to reap the benefits because of the strained bilateral ties. >> translator: japanese companies have come to a turning point to rethink their plans in china. it depends on the bilateral rela
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